Truffles' Cookies

Ananás e Hortelã
Truffles' Cookies


Why exactly are these cookies bestowed with such a lofty name as truffles? Well, first there's the generous amount of butter, cocoa powder, and sugar in the dough, which also includes two eggs (for richness and extra moistness) and vanilla extract (for inimitable flavor). Then there's the shape of the cookies (balls) and their coating of powdered sugar, which makes them resemble the real deal. And they are utterly delicious.


  • 200 grams sugar
  • 200 grams flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 50 grams butter (cubed)
  • 2 beaten eggs (lightly)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar (sifted, to sprinkle)


  1. 1Using fingertips, mix the sugar, flour, cocoa, salt and butter.
  2. 2Add the eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. 3Mix well with an electric mixer.
  4. 4Form dough into a ball.
  5. 5Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. 6Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. 7Grease two baking sheets and line with parchment paper.
  8. 8Form dough into walnut-size balls.
  9. 9Roll in powdered sugar, coating thoroughly.
  10. 10Place the balls on the sheets, leaving space between them.
  11. 11Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
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